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Winter/Christmas Release | Available Now!

Hello friends! We are super excited to announce that all of the 5 new stamp sets are now available and are shipping. You can find them in the NEW RELEASE section of the shop.

Here’s a re-cap of all the new goodies PLUS, don’t forget that you can add the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit for FREE with your $75 order (use code COZY2020). You will get the Coloring Cards included for free with your orders above $60 automatically. This promotion is valid from today until November 11th or while stocks lasts.

I created some cards with the sets we debut yesterday.

My first card features hedgehogs from Be Merry. To create this card, I stamped the little tambourine playing hedgehog and the Christmas toadstool directly onto the white cardstock. Then, I stamped the hedgehog holding the music book on a separate piece of cardstock, colored him with colored pencils before fussy-cutting him out.

Next, I colored all the rest of the elements with colored pencils. Using the MISTI, I stamped the music notes and the sentiment ‘Be Merry’ directly onto the cardstock. After that, I added stickles to the Christmas lights around the toadstool. Finally, I used foam tape to pop the last hedgehog onto the card to create dimension.

For this next card featuring Winter Magic, I wanted to create a scene where a couple of critter pals are high up in the sky with the moon. Firstly, I placed all the stamps I wanted to create this scene on a piece of watercolor paper. Then, I stamped them one at a time using small acrylic blocks. Next, I applied masking fluid on all the stamped images to protect the images while I paint. After that, I used a flat brush to paint the night sky after the masking fluid is dried.

Remove the masking fluid after the watercolor is dry. You can use a hairdryer to hasten the drying process. Subsequently, I watercolored the moon, fox and penguin pals and the stars. Finally, I used colored pencils to add depth and dimension to the watercolored images. To complete the card and add sparkles, I used stickles on the stars and clouds.

BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY details

If you missed our Blog post yesterday, you will want to check it out! We started our Blog Hop yesterday with all the Giveaway details posted over there as well.

Also, all of our new stamps are now live and listed in the NEW RELEASE section of our shop. You will also be able to see all project images for inspiration when you click on each product. We hope this will help make your shopping decisions easier!

Happy Hopping, Shopping and have a great day!

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Peonies with a Touch of Gold

 Hello my fabulous friends!

Kassi here, and I’m back with another guest design project! Today I’m mixing watercolors and foil again, for an elegant look that is SUPER easy to achieve! Let’s take a look!

Today I’m working with the absolutely beautiful With Love, Peonies digi stamp. Isn’t it a stunning floral?!?!

I printed this GORGEOUS peony image onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock using a laser printer. From there, I did some super basic watercoloring.  One of thing about watercolors is that imperfections can add to the overall effect… so don’t overthink it! Just have fun!

Bristol is technically a paper designed to be used with pen and ink, not watercolors, so it can’t handle too much water or overworking the areas. If you are using traditional watercolors, you’ll want to keep that in mind. My printer doesn’t like printing on my nice thick watercolor paper though, so I make do with this.

After everything was completely dry, I ran it through my  laminator with some gold heat reactive foil. The foil sticks to the toner lines, giving a beautiful foiled outline to the flowers. 

One thing I noticed when foiling on Bristol cardstock is that when you have really thin lines, sometimes part of the line will flake off.. I think this is because the toner can’t set as well into the Bristol paper, so sometimes it flakes off a little instead of just adhering the foil… however, I really like the slightly distressed look. It makes it twinkle when it hits the light instead of just flash! So embrace the imperfections!

Thanks for letting me share some watercolored inspiration with you this month! Be sure to check out Evelin T Designs website to see the full line of clear and digital stamps, as well as lots more amazing inspiration! 

hugs!
~Kassi

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Winter/Christmas Release | Debut Day 2 & Blog Hop

Ready for Day 2 of our Winter/Christmas Release? This post is going to be a long one because we will be starting our Blog Hop today, which means there will be Giveaway details as well. We will also FREE Gifts with purchase (YES!!) for this Release and info on how you can get them.

So, grab your favorite beverage of choice and let’s get cozy.

We’ll start by introducing the next 3 stamp sets debuting today.

First, we have Be Merry

I have always loved hedgehogs and what better time to add some hedgehogs to our line-up than during this most wonderful time of the year! I particularly enjoyed illustrating the Christmas toadstool instead of a tree. It does make this set extra fun, right?

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eleven (11) stamps – eight (8) images + three (3) words/sentiments

Next we have Winter Magic

This set is actually inspired by an illustration I did a couple of years ago of a couple of critter friends flying up to the moon and just being happy! I love that illustration so much that I decided to update it and make it into a stamp set to share it with you too 🙂

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eighteen (18) stamps – fifteen (15) images + three (3) words/sentiments

And finally, we have our first full sentiment set Season’s Greetings

This set features season’s greetings with a mix of type, brush lettering and handwritten sentiments by Evelin. There are so many useful sentiments that you can use to accompany the other stamp sets in our Christmas/Winter releases. You can use them to create gift tags as well or even backgrounds!

Available for purchase on October 28, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes twenty-one (21) stamps – twenty-one (21) words/sentiments

FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

To make this Release extra special and also to thank you all for being so supportive of my small business, I have designed an exclusive Digital Stamp Kit as well as Coloring cards to be included in your eligible orders*.

Here is a look at the Cozy Hedgehogs digital stamp kit and Coloring cards:

The Coloring cards are A2 sized, Copic-friendly and can take light washes of watercolor. They are ready to be colored and adhered to your cardstock.

As for the Digital stamp kit, it includes individual stamp files AND also ready-to-print-and-color files, as well as ‘build your own scene’ files. The ready-to-print-and-color-files are perfect for those who like the ease of just printing and coloring without ‘creating their own scene’ digitally. As for the background scenes, you can pair it with digital stamps from this kit or with other stamps.

I am so excited for the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Stamp Kit because this is the first time we are offering a kit like this and I hope that you will like it!

How to get your FREE GIFTS WITH PURCHASE

For purchases above $60, you will receive five (5) Coloring Cards. These will be automatically added into your eligible order* before shipping (while stocks last).

For purchases above $75, you will receive five (5) Coloring Cards AND the Cozy Hedgehogs Digital Kit. Please add the Digital Kit into your cart and apply coupon code COZY2020 before checking out.

*Eligible orders must include at least one stamp from the New Release. FREE GIFTS with Purchase is valid from October 28th to November 11th.

BLOG HOP sneaks

For this release, we have an inspiring blog hop with our amazing team of Designers and our welcomed Guest. Here is a sneak of what you will see as you Hop along with us:

This is just a small peek into what you will see as you hop along! You are going to get to see a lot of projects using our new stamps that the Designers have lovingly created.

GIVEAWAY details

We are giving away two (2) $15 Gift Certificates to celebrate this Release.

You have not one but 5 chances to win! You can do as many or as few entries as you want. Remember that if you take advantage of all 5 chances to win, you will have commented on this blog post 5 times. Each comment = a separate chance.

Ways to enter:

  1. Comment on this blog post and tell us which stamp set is your favorite or which Designers’ style inspired you.
  2. Sign up to be on our email mailing list. Leave a comment after you have done so. (If you are already on our mailing list, let us know! And thank you.)
  3. Join us on Facebook. Did you know we have a Facebook Fan Club? Leave a comment that you joined us on our Facebook Group. (If you already joined us on Facebook, let us know! And thank you.)
  4. Follow us on Instagram. Leave a comment that you follow us. (If you already follow us on Instagram, let us know! And thank you.)
  5. Share about Evelin T Designs’ Winter/Christmas 2020 Release on Facebook, your blog or Instagram (remember to tag us #evelintdesigns). Leave a comment that you shared and thank you.

You have until 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 to enter.

The winners of our Winter/Christmas 2020 Release Giveaway will be announced on Thursday, November 5th, 2020. Remember to check back here for the winners post. You will have 2 weeks to claim your prize.

BLOG HOP Link List

Alright, now let’s start Hopping!

EVELIN T DESIGNS BLOG <- You are Here!
AMY TSURUTA
EMILY LEIPHART
ANNETTE ALLEN
PATRICIA ROEBUCK
HEATHER HOFFMAN
SANDY ALLNOCK

Happy hopping along your way and have a wonderful day!

Our Winter/Christmas Release will be AVAILABLE tonight 12am EST, October 28th. Also check back here tomorrow as I share the cards I created with the sets from today’s debut!

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Winter/Christmas Release | Debut Day 1

Hello friends, time for another Release! We have 5 new stamp sets for our Winter/Christmas Release and I am so excited to share the first 2 sets with you.

First up, we have Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Early this year, we went up to the mountains to enjoy the snow. I sled for the first time in my life and what will also be my last. Oh my! It sure was fun and adrenaline-filled but my poor back cannot sustain the constant bumping down the hill. It got so painful at one point that I just flipped myself off the sled… but my son enjoyed it and he looked so cute sledding down the hill which inspired the sledding Munster. And of course, how can you go to a snow mountain and not have a snowball fight? haha.

Available for purchase on October 28th, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes eleven (11) stamps – seven (7) images + four (4) words/sentiments

Next, we have Pup-tastic Christmas

The inspiration for this second set started with the Snow Angel Corgi and how my husband always thought Corgis are super cute with their short legs and yes, we love cats too, so a cat must be included!

Available for purchase on October 28th, 2020
4×6 stamp set
Retails for $16.00
Includes nine (9) stamps – six (6) images + three (3) words/sentiments

And now, let’s see the stamps in action!

For this card featuring Baby, It’s Cold Outside, I drew slopes on my white cardstock with a light pencil and cut it out using my trusty cutterpede scissors. After cutting the slopes, I added faux stitching lines using a light blue colored pencils to add interest. I stamped my sledding Munster unto white cardstock and colored it with my prismacolor colored pencils. To create depth, I layer the colors until I achieve the effect I wanted. I also used a white jelly roll to add highlights to the Munster and sled.

I used the MISTI to position where I wanted to stamp the sentiment and stamped it a couple of times to get a crisp, dark image. After that, I decided where I wanted the slopes to be positioned on the card and adhered the furthermost piece with glue. I colored in the trees with colored pencils to set the scene. Then, I used foam tape to pop the next two layers of slope and my adorable Munster. To finish off the card, I added stickles on the slopes and the front part of the sled to add some sparkles. Lastly, I added stars sequins to complete the card.

I decided to create a shaker card with the Snow Angel Corgi from Pup-tastic Christmas. First, I die-cut the circle and the sentiment ‘Merry + Bright’. Next, I adhered a clear acetate onto the back of the cardstock I just die-cut. Then, I used the MISTI to position my corgi and stamp it directly on the card base. To color the corgi, I used colored pencils. After that, all I had to do was to add in sequins and adhere the top of the shaker card element with foam tape.

The ‘joy JOY joy’ sentiment is from another new set we will debut tomorrow. I stamped it onto white cardstock and cut it out into the shape of a banner. Finally, I just glued it down on the card and added star sequins to add more fun!

INSPIRATION FROM THE DESIGN TEAM

Amy Tsuruta

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Annette Allen

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Emily Leiphart

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Heather Hoffman

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Patricia Roebuck

CLICK HERE to see more from Patricia

We also have a very special Guest joining us for this Release, and it’s none other than Sandy Allnock! We love how every card she makes turns out to be little pieces of art.

CLICK HERE to see more from Sandy

I hope that you have been inspired by all the creations that the Design Team has put together to showcase these two sets.

Remember to check back here tomorrow as we continue to debut our Winter/Christmas Release. For the first time ever, we will also have FREE GIFTS with Purchase.

Find out what they are, how you can snag them as well as how you can participate in our Hop and stand a chance to win at our Release Giveaway!

Keep Crafting and Smile Always,
Evelin

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Christmas … And Some Sweet Animals

Hello everyone! It’s Anita here and I am so happy to once again guest design for Evelin T Designs! I have two cards to share with you today.

Tis The Season

For my first card I used the cute snowman and mice from the Good Tidings To You stamp set. First, I cut a panel of watercolor paper and used Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet distress inks to make an inky background. Then, I spattered water drops and once the panel was dry I heat-embossed snowflakes on the panel.

Next, I used foam tape to adhere a snowy slope and added a scalloped frame to create interest. I colored the snowman and mice with copics and then fussy-cut them. To add polka-dots to the snowman’s scarf, I used a white gel pen. Finally, I applied crystal glaze to the snowman’s nose and buttons and adhered all the images with foam tape.

Copics Used:

Snowman – BV20, BG70; R11; E27, YR18, YR14, YR12, YR00; N8, N6, N4

Mice – W5, W3, W1, W0; E02, E01, E000

Scarves – R59, R37, R35; B29, B26, B24, B21; YG17, YG03, YG01

Gifts – BG07, BG05, BG02; R59, R37, R35; B29, B26, B24, B21

You Warm My Heart

For my second card I used some cute animals from the Coffee Loving Critters stamp set. To start, I diecut a panel from bristol card and sponged it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. Then, I added a strip of pattern paper and black cardstock along the bottom edge of my card to ground the animals.

I colored the animals with copics, fussy-cut them and adhered them with foam tape. To make the eyes pop, I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and noses. Finally, I heat-embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and adhered it to my card with foam tape.

Copics Used:

Cat – W3, W1, W0; E01, E000

Bear – E35, E33, E31, E30; E01, E000

Bunny – E53, E51, E50; E01, E000

Cups – B05, B02, B01, B000; E44, E43, E42; G46, G43, G40; R89, R85, R83, R81

Cookie – E27, E25, E23

I want to thank Evelin for inviting me to guest design! I had so much fun and I hope I’ve inspired you to get inky with Evelin T Designs.

Anita

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Wishing you a Magical & Blissful Holiday!

Hello and Happy Monday! It’s Amy here with a bit of holiday inspiration. I’m starting to gear up for the holiday’s, how about you? This year I really want to get my cards out during Thanksgiving weekend so that I don’t have to stress in December.

Today’s card combines Good Tidings to You and Warm Winter Wishes:

If you’ve been following me, you know that I’ve been really loving the pastel palette. These images were super quick for me to color.

I love how the sets are easy to mix and match. This particular design is super postal friendly even though it has several layers of cardstock.

I hope you have a fabulous week!

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Happy Birthday Critters

 Hello my fabulous friends!

My name is Kassi Hulet, and I’m so excited to be guest designing here this month!

If you are familiar with my work, you may have noticed that I love watercoloring animals and flowers using the no line technique.  That love made this image absolutely perfect for me… 

This is the adorable  Sending Joy digital stamp. Isn’t it super sweet?!

I knew I wanted to  do some no line coloring with this image, and I also wanted to do some foiling… to do this, I created two layers of the image in photoshop.  The first layer I set the opacity to about 12% (this creates the very light lines that seem to disappear once colored. For the second layer, I selected just the words, and left that layer at 100% opacity so the ink would nice and dark there.

I printed onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock using a laser printer, and colored the whole piece using Zig Clean Color markers. I love these adorable animals and wanted to keep them super soft and sweet… 

You can obviously stop here, and it looks fabulous, but I wanted to add just a little extra pop…

I ran the image through my laminator with a little gold foil… Where the toner from the printer is full strength, the foil sticks beautifully, and where the toner is only at 12%, it is too weak to foil.  This makes selective foiling like this a breeze! 

Be sure to check out all the other fabulous clear and digi stamps over at Evelin T Designs! I’ll be back later this month with another project featuring another one of my favorite Evelin T Designs images!

See you soon!

~Kassi

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Beautiful Day…

Happy Day Evelin T Designs friends. Annette Allen here with you on this fine Monday. I had been looking outside and loving all the flowers that are blooming so it made me think of this Evelin T Designs: Floral Surprise stamp set, it was time to ink it up again. I also paired it up with the Evergreen Foliage stamp set. I love to mix and match all the Evelin T Designs stamp set.

I was going for a simple yet colorful card so I just stamped directly onto my card base.

The images are colored with Copic sketch markers. When I started this card I had no idea what color theme I was going with so I just grabbed a few of my favorites and started coloring. The more color the better, if you ask me.

I finished up with stamped this sentiment from the Evergreen Foliage stamp set. This will be short today as you can see this card it simple yet for sure to bring a smile to that someone special that needs a smile.

Make sure to follow the Evelin T Designs blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Fun-Loving Animals

Hello everyone! It’s Anita here with you today and I’m so excited to be guest designing for Evelin T Designs! I have two cards to share with you.

Tis’ the Season SlimLine Card

For my first card I used the adorable Fun In The Snow stamp set. This set includes lots of sweet ice-skating penguins and bears, making it perfect for both Christmas and Winter cards.

I made a slimline card that measures 3.5″ x 8.5″. First, I sponged the bristol cardstock with Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot distress inks to create a night sky. Then, I splattered it with thinned acrylic paint to create a snowy effect and adhered the cardstock to my base. Next, I cut a snowy slope from white cardstock, inked the top with Blueprint Sketch, and adhered that to my card.

To create the pond, I cut some white cardstock and added some Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks to give it a frosty look. I used foam tape to adhere the pond to my card so as to create added dimension. Next, I colored the skaters with copics and used a black glaze pen to darken their eyes and noses. To add polka-dots and stripes to the scarves and earmuffs, I used a white gel pen. Finally, I adhered the skaters with foam tape, along with a sentiment from the stamp set to complete the card.

The copics I used for the bears are BV20, BG70, E01, and E000. For the penguins, the colors I used are BV20, BG70, C7, C5, C3, and C1. Lastly, for the scarves, hats, boots, and earmuffs, I used YG17, YG03, YG01, B29, B26, B24, B21, BG07, BG05, BG02, B000, R46, R37, and R35.

Take a Leap of Faith Card

For my second card, I used the fun Take A Leap Of Faith stamp set. I just love the cute animals jumping on the trampoline!

Firstly, I stenciled clouds on the front of my card with distress ink to create the sky background. Next, I sponged Mowed Lawn distress ink on bristol cardstock, cut it with a grass die, and splattered it with water to create the splattered effect on the grass. Once dry, I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set and adhered the grass with foam tape. After that, I colored the stamped images with copics before adhering them with foam tape also.

The copics I used for the trampoline are C7, C5, C3, and C1. For the bunny, I used E55, E53, E51, E50, E01, E000, and R30. To complete the card, I used W3, W1, W0, and R30 for the cat and BV20 and BG70 to shade the clouds.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get inky today!

Hugs, Anita

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Memory Planner with Positivi-Tea

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck
Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

Hello Evelin T Designs Friends! I am really enjoying doing Memory Planning as a way to capture the routines of our lives. I find Evelin T Designs stamps a great way to create and use my own images over and over again whether by stamping and fussy cutting or stamping directly onto my planner. Stamps were always my go-to for getting so much out them than just one use! So here is a look at how this spread came together.

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

Firstly, I take a look at the photos for the week and then decide which to print larger and which to print smaller. Then, I start adding the stamping, die cuts and stickers after I adhere the photos to my pages.

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

I always have extra stamped and colored images. All I had to do was to add the images from the Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith stamp sets I used to where they would help tell the story and fill in my collage. The sentiments are perfect for adding to die cuts or directly to my planner too. The fonts and sayings go so well with the style of my planner.

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

I needed a few more stamped and colored images for this layout. But it was easy to do. I knew exactly which ones I needed. The coloring was quick since I already had my colored laid out. I love the details the stamps add. My favorite little cluster is the ‘Sunday Ride’ with the Alpha Blocks set, the ‘Be You’ sentiment from Life is Beautiful, and the leftover stamped and colored cloud from Take a Leap of Faith at the bottom.

Positivi-Tea, Best Friends Fur-Ever!, Life is Beautiful, Take a Leap of Faith, Evelin T Designs, Memory Planner, Patricia Roebuck

Thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope this gives you inspiration to pull out your leftover stamped and colored images and use them on our next project whether memory planning or a card!